New Every Morning

Painting: New Every Morning This was a quarantine painting. By that, I mean it was completed during the month I spent in my apartment (I think that pretty much sums up April for most of us). In one sense, this painting should have been easy to finish; it was a commission with a clear idea behind... Continue Reading →

I Will Learn

Painting: I Will Learn (inspired by Mumford & Sons) In a season of a thousand things we can't control and a thousand circumstances we wouldn't have chosen, Gandalf's words are so fitting: “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live... Continue Reading →

There’s Always a Way Out

Painting: Dragon Day (inspired by Andrew Peterson's The Wingfeather Saga)   It's a Tuesday morning in quarantine, and I sit here with a cup of coffee in my cozy little apartment, getting all choked up as I try to write this blog post. This painting and I have been together for two years, and I marvel at... Continue Reading →

Unconditionally Cared For

Painting: Snow The days have been longer this week, and I love it. The season change serves as a reminder that nothing is out of control. The sun still rises and spring has come as it always does, bringing with it hope of new life in the midst of a world in crisis.  I hope that... Continue Reading →

Faithful Forever

Painting: He Will Hold Me Fast This painting has a sweet story. It was commissioned by a friend for his wife, and he chose the song He Will Hold Me Fast because it carries a lot of significance for the two of them. And, my goodness, it is a beautiful song. "When I fear my faith... Continue Reading →

In the Shadow of the Almighty

Painting: In the Shadow of the Almighty I'm going to start this post a little differently than normal. I have a confession to make. Well, here goes.......I, Alexa Lee, struggle with fear.   Okay, let's step back.....a little anticlimactic, isn't it? Perhaps the statement resonated and you felt very understood. But, let's be honest here,... Continue Reading →

I’d Like to Learn to Love it Anyway

Painting: The Rain Keeps Falling The first echoes of this painting began several months ago, when I stumbled upon a photograph of a streetcar in a rainy street. In itself, I realize that doesn't sound particularly noteworthy. Yet, something about the picture struck me. Something about the combination of blue and gray tones, or the motion... Continue Reading →

Reflections on a New Year

Painting: Auld Lang Syne As the year begins to draw its final breath, I find my thoughts wandering it directions best described as reflection and hope. Memories were made this year that I'll never forget. Lessons have been learned, mistakes made, and obstacles either overcome or stumbled over. All considering, I know that I am different... Continue Reading →

And It Was All Yellow

Painting: Inside the Hive (for Daddy) I loved making this painting; it's been the most fun project I've done in a long time. Maybe part of the reason I enjoyed it so much is because I love the color yellow. Yellow is the color of sunshine and happiness, and it has a way of making the... Continue Reading →

The Saga of Space Dragon

Painting: Space Dragon (for Madison) Why would I paint something so wildly different from my normal style? Why is the dragon in space? Where in the world did the inspiration for this come from? Short answer: My sister. Space Dragon: The Origin "Alexa, will you paint me a draaaaagon?" I can't help but smile at... Continue Reading →

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